Features: What So Not is back!

Chris Emerson a.k.a. Emoh Instead a.k.a. What So Not is once more paying Berlin a visit to, as usual, play at Gretchen on August 25! After the release of his latest EP “Divide & Conquer” end of last year, which was praised by fans and critics, he recently published a new video to the Song “Trust”, also to be found on the EP. The track was produced together with Los Angeles based producer, DJ and songwriter  Matthew James Burns, better known just as BURNS, and has the potential to be a absolute club-hit.

In anticipation of the event we have thought to put this out there for those who are not familiar with What So Not so far and of course for those who know but might have not seen the video yet.

See you on Friday!

Features: A musical journey through our August program

The summer has finally hit Berlin and we have planned many many great events for everyone who is looking for some fun, be it sleepless locals or tourists that would like to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. More details about our program you can find here on our website of course, but to give you a little preview we have put together this playlist with our favourite tracks of some of the artists who are about to play at Gretchen this August.

We hope you will enjoy this sweet selection of music, add it to your playlists and to see you at some of our upcoming events!



Record Tips: Delfonic picks in August

1) Blackbush Orchestra – Famiglia EP / Beauty & the Beat

2) (The Real) Kent Clark – OYE Edits 04 / Vinyl Only

3) Brothermartino & Ivory Boy – Money $ex 7“ 03

4) Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Sub Pop

5) Ed Motta – Ja!!! The Mighty Zar Edits / Kalakuta Soul Records

6) Idris Muhammad – Turn This Mutha Out / Soul Brother

7) Dogpatrol – SWZ002 / Schwarz 12

8) Yak – Mido / Version

9) DJ Sotofett pres. Jesse – Twotinos

10) Caliban – Digital Reggae / Music From Memory



Features: Re-Opening after Summer break!

After a very busy first half of 2017, Gretchen took a short summer break as usual. We have managed to fix some stuff wherever it was needed and to install and build some new things here and there. Also the staff had a moment to breathe before going back to work. Now that we have charged our batteries it is time to open doors again and party into the best time in this city, the Berlin summer season. Of course we have a special in store for you to celebrate the re-opening of Gretchen. Coming to play, on July 22, no other than the notorious Gaslamp Killer along with his and our close friend Kutmah!

William Benjamin Bensussen earned his stage name The Gaslamp Killer with his intense and very unique DJ sets, that he was playing in the clubs of the Gaslamp district in San Diego, California, where he grew up. After moving to Los Angeles in 2006, he became a household name known for his outstanding productions and impassioned and highly energetic live performances. Along with Flying Lotus and Mainframe he produced Gonjasufi’s debut album “A Sufi And A Killer” back in 2010. He also played all the major festivals around the world, for instance: the Coachella Festival, the Austin Psych Fest, the Wonderfruit in Thailand or the Voodoo Fest. Numerous singles, EP’s, guest appearances, mixes and 2 albums speak for itself. His latest LP “Instrumentalepathy” was released in September 2016 and just this month he released the music video “Sins: The Instrumentalepathy Album Film”. In not even two decades this man has almost reached the status of a living legend. On top of all he is a wonderful, positive and inspiring personality and we are always happy to have him coming over to play at Gretchen! Continue reading “Re-Opening after Summer break!”

Features: „What Is This“ is the peak of Machinedrum’s Human Energy concept… so far

Last year Machinedrum released his latest album „Human Energy“ that he also presented live at Gretchen in April 2017. With that record he performed a radical change of style but without being unfaithful to his sound and its core features. His tunes became more colourful, way brighter, less sample based and were kind of approaching Pop and R’n’B music.

Since his album’s release the Ninja Tune veteran already dropped the tune „U Betta“ that is continuing this artistic journey. But now Machinedrum released the single „What Is This“ feat. Rosie Lowe which is basically the peak of his young stylistic concept… at least, so far. It combines dreamlike melodies and sharp synths with punchy drums and stirring R’n’B vocals.

We can’t wait what is still to come.